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Vodka Eyeballing - Bizarre New Trend Requires 'Shot' of Booze into the Eye
National Ledger ^ | May 31, 2010 | Cyndi James

Posted on 05/31/2010 3:54:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway

What is vodka eyeballing? A new fad among some kids in Europe may be spreading to the US. In online videos it is dubbed vodka eyeballing and now the claim is that some American teens have tried the odd way to get a buzz.

It is just as it sounds - supposedly it is a shot of vodka into the eye. This bizarre new "trend" has found a home on YouTube and some say they are concerned for US kids as the claim is that it will get you a buzz quicker than taking a shot of vodka by mouth.

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Some are skeptical of that claim and the overall supposed trend of dumping alcohol into your eye. Is this nothing more than over-blown hype?

Are the people in the video really using alcohol, how do we know it is not water?

Washington Post writer Jenna Johnson indicates she is in the camp of skeptics and even points out that Gawker wrote a post ridiculing everyone involved and calling this "the dumbest trend piece ever."

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It appears the trend continues as C-Health has a new item released on Monday with a common sense headline, "Vodka eyeballing bad for your eyes: health experts."

No kidding. How many kids are really doing this?


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: alcohol; bizarre; booze; eye; eyeball; eyeballing; eyeballs; insanity; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; new; shot; trend; vodka
How do you do a chaser?
1 posted on 05/31/2010 3:54:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Trendy...


2 posted on 05/31/2010 3:55:42 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: nickcarraway

As they say: “You’ll go blind!”


3 posted on 05/31/2010 3:56:35 PM PDT by ScottinSacto (W.W.M.R.D.? - What Would Mitch Rapp Do?)
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To: nickcarraway
How do you do a chaser? ˘

Why, in your ear, silly.

4 posted on 05/31/2010 3:57:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

I hate to have jam those ice cubes into my eye, for on the rocks.


5 posted on 05/31/2010 3:58:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“AHHHH!! [long and imaginative string of profanity deleted]!!!”


6 posted on 05/31/2010 3:58:19 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: nickcarraway

Darwin was right.


7 posted on 05/31/2010 3:58:30 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t believe there are a many mucous membranes in the eye capable delivering the booze to the blood, but it sound highly unsafe. I think the best way to get loaded is down the hatch or up the bum.

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2007-13.html


8 posted on 05/31/2010 4:00:38 PM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: nickcarraway

There are many exposed capillaries in the eye that could quickly absorb the alcohol, so there may be some truth to it. But the same could apply to the penis too. Dip it in a glass of pure vodka and see how fast you get high.


9 posted on 05/31/2010 4:05:37 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: nickcarraway

"werked fur meeee"

10 posted on 05/31/2010 4:08:35 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw people snorting whiskey once, and I thought that was weird. This takes the prize. Why not just drink it?


11 posted on 05/31/2010 4:15:43 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: nickcarraway

This sounds like a media generated hooey.

Some of the more recent media scares on the subject including that girls were using vodka soaked tampons, children were drinking hand sanitizer, and the notorious “jenkem” hoax.


12 posted on 05/31/2010 4:21:14 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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I remember the Blue Star media scare - kid’s stickers w/LSD being handed out at schools (allegedly).


13 posted on 05/31/2010 4:29:31 PM PDT by Gideon7
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14 posted on 05/31/2010 4:42:00 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: nickcarraway

15 posted on 05/31/2010 4:53:57 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: nickcarraway

Here’s mud in yer eye!


16 posted on 05/31/2010 5:10:28 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: nickcarraway

Vodka of choice: Stolich-in-eye-a


17 posted on 05/31/2010 5:27:11 PM PDT by mikrofon (Overdoing it gives you vodka goggles?)
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To: nickcarraway
80 proof in the eye, and it doesn't sting...
18 posted on 05/31/2010 5:29:37 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: libh8er

This is why I always mix my own drinks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY6I-mys3aY


19 posted on 05/31/2010 5:37:22 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: nickcarraway

Keister it! LOL... Kids these days....

We were just happy to have some budweisers as a teen....Teens have too much these days......


20 posted on 05/31/2010 7:16:25 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Bigg Red

“Here’s looking at YOU, kid!”


21 posted on 06/02/2010 12:59:35 AM PDT by DoorGunner ("Rom 11: until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in; 26 and so, all Israel will be saved")
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To: nickcarraway
Vodka Eyeballing

Just don't do this while you're ball tapping...
Gee, I sure learn a lot of new stuff here at Free Republic.

22 posted on 06/02/2010 1:08:14 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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I remember meeting these two fellows at Penn State who used to travel around the country in a van. They knew some of the national fraternity “secret handshakes” and mottos, and they would travel from college to college getting free booze and meals at various fraternities as “visiting brothers”...

Anyway, these two guys were into giving each other wine enemas.
Vodka eyeballing sounds a lot less personal.


23 posted on 06/02/2010 1:14:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DoorGunner

“Here’s looking at YOU, kid!”

&&
I love that line! When my husband says that to me I find it to be very romantic.


24 posted on 06/02/2010 4:12:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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